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Urban Farming


Posted on 30 January 2024 by Vicki Stevenson

As soon as I could afford it, I bought a small “lean to” greenhouse for my garden.  And as soon as I had a greenhouse, I started growing tomatoes!  Even […]


Posted on 3 January 2024 by Vicki Stevenson

It’s well known that corn on the cob quickly loses its sweetness after harvesting, so it’s particularly beneficial to be able to pick a few cobs and start preparing them […]

Peppers and Chillis

Posted on 2 January 2024 by Vicki Stevenson

Like cucumbers, peppers were a crop I'd tried (and failed) several times! But I was determined to persevere as there is such a wonderful choice of pepper and chilli varieties! […]


Posted on 2 January 2024 by Vicki Stevenson

Choices One of the great joys of choosing your apple variety is being able to choose for flavour rather than its ability to withstand travelling! A real bonus is that apples […]


Posted on 2 January 2024 by Vicki Stevenson

Blueberries are another delicious fruit which is easy to grow at home!  There’s no problem at all growing these little beauties in pots!  If possible, try to make sure the […]


Posted on 8 September 2023 by Vicki Stevenson

Potatoes are well known as a culinary mainstay in several cultures (starting with the Incas from 8000BC) which is probably because there’s so many ways of cooking them!  The nutritional […]

Cherries, Raspberries, Rhubarb & Strawberries (June / July harvests)

Posted on 4 August 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Cherry Cherry trees are one of the earliest blossoms and would be welcome in my garden if only for their beauty in spring time!  The early blossom makes them a […]

Onions, Spring onions & Chives

Posted on 3 May 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Onions Onions are easy to grow from sets (immature onion bulbs) which are widely available. In 2020, I took part in a "mulch for onions" experiment run by Garden Organic […]



Posted on 25 March 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Cucumbers have taken me several attempts to get a good crop.  For years I’ve bought seeds, nurtured seedlings, planted them in pots or bags in my greenhouse and got one […]

Winter Harvest

Posted on 15 March 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Root crops are a staple of winter harvest! In 2021, I planted parsnips (an old favourite) but I also tried salsify and scorzonera. Unfortunately, I struggled to get scorzonera to […]